Apple has announced its winners for this year’s App Store Awards , and among the lucky ones are some of the apps, games, and tools we all know about and some we don’t.

Handed out every year without fail, these awards showcase the apps and developers behind them that have left their mark on Apple users. The selection is not limited to just iPhone or Mac, but also includes apps for iPad, Apple Watch and even Apple TV.

Past awards have highlighted apps for arts, wellness, photography, task management, and dating, among countless other things. In 2020, the video conferencing app Zoom was named iPad app of the year, for example, which came as no surprise, given the circumstances.

This year, Apple has selected 16 winners for its 2022 App Store Awards. Let’s take a look at some of them and find out which one is the best.

This is the mobile application of the year according to Apple

How could it be otherwise and due to the boom it has experienced this year, the winning application is BeReal . With more than 56 million downloads, this app has taken the social networks by storm this year.

We are faced with a social networking app that is simple to use. BeReal sends users an alert at a random time each day, urging them to take a photo and send it to their friends. You only have two minutes to respond and a collage of two images from your front and rear cameras is captured. This describes itself as ” the easiest photo-sharing app”. 

One aspect to highlight is that, although the time is random, it is the same for all users, otherwise it would not be funny. Of course, there are no filters or image editing here. Naturalness in all its essence.

The really fun base of this social network is that the time is limited and will show how its users are at that moment: at the doctor, lying in bed, working… all in a natural way and without prior preparation. . Perhaps that is where this morbidity resides for knowing what the rest is doing.

Although the app was initially launched in 2020, it took until this year for it to become not just another social media platform, but a shared moment among smartphone users. With that said, it’s no surprise that BeReal took the title of best iPhone app of 2022.

However, despite the success of this application, as we have already said, there have been 16 winners. We leave you with each of them in different categories.

App Store Award 2022 Winners:


  • iPhone App of the Year: BeReal, by BeReal.
  • iPad App of the Year: Goodnotes 5 by Time Base Technology Ltd.
  • Mac App of the Year: MacFamilyTree 10, from Sinium Software GmbH.
  • Apple TV App of the Year: Vix, from Televisa Univision Interactive, Inc.
  • Apple Watch App of the Year: Gentler Streak by Gentler Stories LLC.


  • iPhone Game of the Year: Apex Legends Mobile, from Electronic Arts.
  • iPad Game of the Year: Monkees by XD Networks Inc.
  • Mac Game of the Year: Encryption, by Devolver.
  • Apple TV Game of the Year: The Son, from HandyGames.
  • Apple Arcade Game of the Year: Wild Flowers by Studio Drydock Pvt. Ltd.
  • China Game of the Year: League of Legends, by Esports Manager, Shenzhen Tencent Tianyo Technology Limited.

As you can see, the game of the year for the iPhone has been Electronic Arts’ Apex Legends Mobile, which immerses users in the Apex Legends universe. This is a mobile game of strategic battles that has incredible graphics. People can connect, collaborate and compete alone or with friends.

In addition to those mentioned, Apple has also recognized five applications that, in its opinion, “have had a lasting impact on people’s lives and have influenced culture.”

This year has been for How We Feel, an emotional journal that tracks your feelings and encourages users to take a moment to note what they’re feeling rather than act on it.